Bahubali 3

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Mahendra woke up with a start. He had just dreamed of defeating Bhallaldeva and breaking down his giant gold statue. The way the dream unfolded was always different. A pitched battle; Hand to Hand Combat; Victory; The broken statue tumbling down all the way to the end of the world. But one part of his dream always remained the same – the screams of Bhallaldeva as he burned in the pyre prepared by his mother Devasena. Continue reading Bahubali 3

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Tamasha – In reverse

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Boy and Girl were in love with each other.

Boy was a Tamasha artist. Carefree. Imaginative. Dreamer. Movie fan. Bohemian. Director. Storyteller. Girl was corporate types and they both seemed to have found their true calling in life.

One day the boy decided to visit his home in the hills. There he had a wonderful family time with his family — mom, dad, aunt. They talk work and are not at all worried about the direction his life is taking. Or his marriage. Continue reading Tamasha – In reverse

How Bollywood Works

 

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Have you ever wondered how Bollywood works? How do they make money? Who are all the different players in the business? I always have. So I got digging.

First things first. Bollywood is the ultimate insider business. Bhai-bhatijawaad ka ultimate version. Don’t believe me? Check out this Wiki page. Almost every major film star, producer, director is part of these families!! Which is why we see “Star Kids” getting lavish launches – even when some of them are really not upto the mark. (Let us be kind and not take names. Yes. Not even the names you have in mind.)

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The 30 Movies I saw in 2016 (Ranked)

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2016 has been a great year at the movies.

Action, Sports, Fantasy, Superheroes, Biopics, Slice of Life, Sci-Fi,  Comedy, Drama, Suspense, Thriller, Hollywood, Bollywood, Sequels, Prequels – 2016 had it all.

Here are the 30 movies I saw this year. Counting down from the not-so-great to the best of 2016.

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